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Today in New York Weather History: November 20



Today's high of 74° (22 degrees above average) came just six days after the earliest occurrence on record of a high of 32°.



For the second day in a row the high/low was a cold 35°/26° (16 degrees below average).


For the fourth day in a row temperatures were very mild, and nearly identical, with highs/lows of: 71°/50° today, 71°/50° yesterday, 72°/50° two days ago, and 71°/49° on 11/17.  This compares to the average high/low of 53°/41°.  This period of springlike conditions came two weeks after 2.2" of snow fell on 11/6.


Today's high/low of 77°/62° was twenty-four degrees above average.  Not surprisingly, the high temperature was the warmest of the month and a record for the date.  It followed by just four days the coldest reading of the month (low of 33°).




In a reverse from yesterday's falling temperatures, today's temperatures rose throughout the day, warming from 26° just after midnight to 57° nearly twenty-four hours later.  Rain moved in after dark, with half of the night's 0.94" falling between 11 PM and midnight.


3.37" of rain fell, a record for the date.  It came down heaviest during the 45-minute period between 7:34-8:19 PM, when 0.56" poured down.  Winds gusted to 40 mph.  This was the biggest rainstorm in more than four years (since the end of May 1984).




Today's high was 74°, twenty-one degrees warmer than average.




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William in NJ

you can say in a 2016 statement that it was the first day this autumn season with a high temperature chillier than 50°. the latest date for this occurrence since 1994 when it happened on November 23.

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